Are you intellectually curious, analytical and creative? Do you want to play a role in supporting evidence-based policy formulation that will affect the lives of Singaporeans? Are you adept at quantitative analysis, and able to communicate your thinking clearly to economists and non-economists alike? If your answer is 'yes' to the above questions, we encourage you to join the Economist Service (ES)!

In 2021, the ES commemorated its 20th anniversary by publishing the book "Economics in Practice: Evidence-Based Policymaking in Singapore". Featuring the ES's research, the book provides a flavour of how Economics thinking and economic analysis in the ES have contributed to evidence-based policymaking in Singapore.

We recruit from both local and overseas universities through a rigorous selection process. We also consider mid-career applicants. 


Fresh Graduates

If you are interested in joining the ES, you can start applying during your final year of university.

You should meet the following criteria:

  • A good degree in Economics
  • Quantitative skills, particularly empirical econometrics and/or data analytics
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to express complex ideas simply and logically


Mid-Career Professionals

You are welcome to apply if you are an experienced professional economist, or if you are keen to make a career switch.

You must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Economics.

Mid-career professionals who have successfully joined the ES come from a wide range of backgrounds, including:

  • Academic faculty members from local and overseas universities
  • Analysts from leading global and local banks
  • Public sector officers from Ministries and statutory boards



We consider applications as and when they are received.

Our rigorous and competitive selection process includes the following: 

  • A written test covering Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics
  • An interview with a panel of senior ES officers



If you are interested in joining the ES, please go to Careers@Gov to find out about our vacancies and also send in your application there.

Please submit to us the following: 

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A cover letter
  • A copy of your university transcript
  • Examples of prior research (if any)

You may send any queries to MTI_ES@mti.gov.sg.


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